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James D. Robinson

James D. "J.R." Robinson, age 77 of Linn, passed away Saturday, May 31, 2014, at University Hospital and Clinics in Columbia.

J.R. was born August 10, 1936, in Luystown, a son to the late Charles A. and Clara Ann (Huesgen) Robinson.

J.R. was a 1953 graduate of Linn High School and also attended the University of Missouri in Columbia.

On April 18, 1955, he was united in marriage to Nancy J. Bolten in Jefferson City. She survives at the home.

J.R. was a United States Navy Veteran and worked most of his life as a supervisor/manager for several printing companies.

J.R. was of the catholic faith, a member of the Linn Masonic Lodge #326 A.F. & A.M., and the Lions Club.

He enjoyed fishing, hunting, golfing, card playing and spending time with his family and friends.

In addition to his wife of 59 years, J.R. is survived by: three sons, Robert Robinson and his wife Lynn of Lee's Summit, Rick Robinson and his wife Nancy of Fenton, and Randy Robinson and his wife Peggy of Linn; one daughter, Brenda Hilton of Lee's Summit; four brothers, Charlie Robinson and his wife Laverne of Loose Creek, Ed Robinson and his wife Judy of Linn, Les Robinson and his wife Linda of Linn, and Lance Robinson and his wife Mary of Jefferson City; six sisters, Patsy Hetzel of Winfield, KS, Wanda Pfahl and her husband Frank of Luystown, Anita Robinson and her companion Vilarah Steinman of Jefferson City, Joan Swartwood of Kansas City, KS, Betsy Muenks and her husband Gary of Linn, and Sandy Haslag and her husband Frank of Linn; Nine grandchildren, Heather (Josh) Dale, Andrew (Carla) Robinson, Amber Robinson (Matt Smith), Megan Robinson, Cassandra Robinson, Stephanie Robinson, Matthew Robinson, Nicholas Robinson, Rachel (Nick) Ball, and an adopted grandson Boston Fodor; three great grandchildren, Ryleigh Dale, Adin and Lillian Ball; one daughter-in-law, Tina Robinson of Linn as well as many nieces, nephews and friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by: one son, Rusty Robinson and two sisters, Peggy Bryson and Susan Sprenger.

Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 3, 2014 at Morton Chapel in Linn. A Masonic Service will be held at 7:30pm Tuesday in the funeral home.

Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, June 4, 2014, at Morton Chapel in Linn with Fr. I.C. Medina officiating. Interment will follow in the Perrey-St. Isidor Cemetery with full military honors.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.

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My heart goes out to Rick and Nancy and Andrew and the rest of the family. You have my deepest sympathy.

Joe Fodor Sr Jun 4 2014 12:00 AM

As his former daughter-in-law I know what a loving and wonderful man he was. He was quite a character. He will be missed. Rest in peace! Love you always!

Sharon Slinkard Jun 3 2014 12:00 AM

Nancy and family, I remember Jim when I lived next door to you in Ballwin, MO on Joyce Court. What a sweet man he was. Sending you prayer for comfort and peace.Blessing to you and your family. Betty Anton

Betty Molinet Anton Jun 3 2014 12:00 AM

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Mike Thomas Jun 3 2014 12:00 AM

So sorry to learn of Jim's passing. He was very helpful to me when I started at Scholastic. I will be out of town, so unable to attend the funeral but will be thinking of him and his family.

Faye Edwards Jun 2 2014 12:00 AM

We are sorry for your loss we will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers

Rita and Bill Lipskoch Jun 1 2014 12:00 AM

Our sincere sympathy to the Robinson Families.

Jim and Yvonne Hoerschgen Jun 1 2014 12:00 AM

Nancy & family, I am so sorry for your loss, he will be greatly missed by many. You and the Robinson family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Rhonda McCleary Phillips Jun 1 2014 12:00 AM

He will be missed! You are our thoughts and prayers.

Mark Meyer May 31 2014 12:00 AM